Fund-raisers are on the ball for heart appeal

James Moorfoot in action for Seabirds in 2013
James Moorfoot in action for Seabirds in 2013

The Free Press-backed Have A Heart, Save A Life campaign will get TV airtime ahead of this weekend’s fund-raising football match.

Friends and former team-mates of James Moorfoot, who died during a game last year, are going head-to-head in a charity game at Bridlington Club For Young People on Saturday.

The Have A Heart Save A Life appeal has raised more than �3,700.

The Have A Heart Save A Life appeal has raised more than �3,700.

Before that, members of the team who set up the campaign will appear on TV channel That’s North Yorkshire to chat about the appeal, which was set up to try to raise £5,000 to organise a heart screening day in Bridlington later this year.

The interview will be shown on Freeview Channel 7 in North Yorkshire every hour from 6pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.

It can also be watched on YouTube or Freeview.

Saturday’s game is a tribute to James, who worked at Hornsea School, and played for Langtoft and Bridlington teams Seabirds and Lounge Bar.

It kicks off at noon and supporters can contribute to a raffle and collection which will be held.

Refreshments will be served in Harper’s Bar at the centre, which will be the venue for the screening day in October.

The appeal has passed the three-quarters mark and has so far raised £3,773. You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bridlington-heart-screening-day.